facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Cincinnati 2, Milwaukee 1

Sept. 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

CINCINNATI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-out, ninth-inning home run and Dioner Navarro tripled in another run for a 2-1 Cincinnati Reds' win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee pitching had a three-hit shutout through 8 2/3 innings but Frazier, who hadn't hit a home run in more than a month, crushed a pitch from John Axford to right for his 19th home run of the year to tie the score at 1-1.

That saddled Axford with a Major League-high ninth blown save.

Jay Bruce followed with a single before Navarro finished off a nine-pitch at bat with a shot to the right-center that dropped in, allowing Bruce to score.

That handed Axford (5-8) the loss after he struck out the first two batters he faced.

Brewers pitching was in control until the Frazier home run. Milwaukee starter Wily Peralta allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings but left the game with an undisclosed injury. He struck out six and walked one.

Brandon Kintzler gave up one hit in 2/3 innings while Francisco Rodriguez and Jim Henderson each chipped in one inning of no-hit, two-strikeout relief.

Cincinnati reliever Jonathan Braxton (4-3) got the win with an inning of two-hit pitching.

Milwaukee managed just five hits, including a third-inning home run by Carlos Gomez.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Houston Astros beat Kansas City Royals to open series
Cleveland Indians rookie Anderson hurls gem against Tampa Bay Rays
Moreland, Gallo lead Texas Rangers in rout of Baltimore Orioles
Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds hold off Minnesota Twins
Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers rally past Philadelphia Phillies